Lewis Power QC instructed by Rod Hayler of Old Bailey Solicitors represented a young 21 year old man “M”, at Hove Crown Court who was jointly charged with the murder of his close friend. The victim had been fatally stabbed.

At the close of the Crown’s case, a submission of no case to answer was successful and the murder charge was withdrawn from the Jury as against “M” only and a formal verdict of not guilty was entered.